First Impressions and Benchmarks Webhorizon- Poland VPS

Introduction: VPS service from Webhorizon in Poland

Webhorizon, a webhosting provider from India, had posted an offer on the low end talk about a VPS in November 2021. The location was interesting: Romania. I already had a VPS in that location with the once popular (and now maligned host, Hostsolutions). For the Webhorizon VPS, the specifications and the price looked interesting enough since this was a pre-launch offer. At that time I was in the process of consolidating the providers, and since I already had a couple of services with Webhorizon, namely an email service as well as a NAT, or a network attached terminal in Singapore. Therefore, it made sense to have one more service with them. This VPS comes with OVZ technology for virtual private server. There were issues galore right from the get go when I ordered this particular service. Their upstream provider in Romania kept delaying the delivery date and as a result of which the VPS never got provisioned. So around December WebHorizon asked if I would be interested in getting VPs in Poland, and I agreed to it. In terms of network performance or speeds, Poland or Romania did not make too much of a difference. The processor seemed decent: an AMD Ryzen 5 CPU at 2600 Mhz, 80 GB disk space and 4 GB RAM. Things checked out well.

Update February 2022

I had run YABS benchmark in November, and again in January. The latter for the following reason: In January 2022, WebHorizon announced that they had received status as as a network provider, and they were essentially going to change the IP address and probably the network a selected set of virtual private servers. They wanted to know if I would be interested in getting the IP address changed sooner or by 31st of January. By the end of January 2022, they were going to change the ip address and network settings for everyone. Anyway, so around the 20th of January, I opened January I opened a ticket and asked them to make the changes. I was traveling at that point in time, it was only yesterday that I saw the ticket, noticed the change in IP address, and I fired up the system. And to my surprise, the processor had been upgraded to a Ryzen 7. So I ran the YABS benchmarking script again. Improvements in disk speeds, network and most importantly CPU are noticeable. This system has not been put to production use just because of these changes. But looking at the performance, it is a matter of time before something is set up!
Comparing the results from geekbench
Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test
Before (November 2021) Now (February 2022)
Single Core | 3324 5035
Multi Core | 7721 10388
Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test
Before (November 2021) Now (February 2022)
Single Core | 931 993
Multi Core 2021 2398
 

VPS configuration as was received in November 2021

$ lscpu 
virtual CPU(s): 3 On-line CPU(s) 
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD CPU family: 23 Model: 8 
Model name: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor 
Stepping: 2 CPU MHz: 1550.000

Checking memory

$ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           6000          24        5918           9          57        5966
Swap:          2000           0        2000

Finally, checking disk space

$ df -h
Filesystem         Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/ploop47303p1   79G  815M   75G   2% /
none               3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
none               3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs              3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs              3.0G  9.1M  3.0G   1% /run
tmpfs              5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none               3.0G     0  3.0G   0% /run/shm

Running YABS Benchmark on the VPS

Sat Nov  6 15:49:53 UTC 2021

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 3 @ 1550.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 5.8 GiB
Swap       : 1.9 GiB
Disk       : 78.6 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 157.47 MB/s  (39.3k) | 437.30 MB/s   (6.8k)
Write      | 157.88 MB/s  (39.4k) | 439.61 MB/s   (6.8k)
Total      | 315.36 MB/s  (78.8k) | 876.91 MB/s  (13.7k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 638.59 MB/s   (1.2k) | 688.45 MB/s    (672)
Write      | 672.53 MB/s   (1.3k) | 734.30 MB/s    (717)
Total      | 1.31 GB/s     (2.5k) | 1.42 GB/s     (1.3k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
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Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 257 Mbits/sec   | 185 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 216 Mbits/sec   | 778 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | busy            | 707 Mbits/sec 
WebHorizon      | Singapore (1G)            | 88.2 Mbits/sec  | 643 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 125 Mbits/sec   | 321 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 195 Mbits/sec   | 347 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 132 Mbits/sec   | 81.9 Mbits/sec 
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 122 Mbits/sec   | 77.8 Mbits/sec 

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 214 Mbits/sec   | 614 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 207 Mbits/sec   | 264 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 145 Mbits/sec   | 182 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (1G)            | 114 Mbits/sec   | 636 Mbits/sec 
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 274 Mbits/sec   | 480 Mbits/sec
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 238 Mbits/sec   | 313 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
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Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 931                           
Multi Core      | 2021                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/10860495

Results from Running bench.monster

curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -in -asia -i
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Region: India  https://bench.monster v.1.5.7 2021-10-06 
 Usage : curl -LsO bench.monster/speedtest.sh; bash speedtest.sh -India


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 OS           : Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS (64 Bit)
 Virt/Kernel  : OpenVZ / 3.10.0-1160.21.1.vz7.174.13
 CPU Model    : AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
 CPU Cores    : 3 @ 1550.000 MHz x86_64 512 KB Cache
 CPU Flags    : AES-NI Enabled & VM-x/AMD-V Enabled
 Load Average : 0.16, 0.05, 0.06
 Total Space  : 79G (1.5G ~2% used)
 Total RAM    : 6000 MB (336 MB + 1273 MB Buff in use)
 Total SWAP   : 2000 MB (0 MB in use)
 Uptime       : 0 days 9:37
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ASN & ISP    : AS201814, Meverywhere sp. z o.o.
 Organization : WebHorizon
 Location     : Warsaw, Poland / PL
 Region       : Mazovia
---------------------------------------------------------------------------


speedtest result for Webhorizon Poland VPS
Update February 2022: I re-ran YABS benchmark script to see if the new network and processor had any impact, and was positively surprised!
Wed Feb  2 07:54:04 PST 2022

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 3 @ 3900.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 5.8 GiB
Swap       : 1.9 GiB
Disk       : 78.6 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 140.85 MB/s  (35.2k) | 488.70 MB/s   (7.6k)
Write      | 141.22 MB/s  (35.3k) | 491.27 MB/s   (7.6k)
Total      | 282.08 MB/s  (70.5k) | 979.97 MB/s  (15.3k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 769.15 MB/s   (1.5k) | 636.02 MB/s    (621)
Write      | 810.02 MB/s   (1.5k) | 678.38 MB/s    (662)
Total      | 1.57 GB/s     (3.0k) | 1.31 GB/s     (1.2k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 785 Mbits/sec   | 477 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 784 Mbits/sec   | 413 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 818 Mbits/sec   | 414 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | 170 Mbits/sec   | 200 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 649 Mbits/sec   | 121 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 647 Mbits/sec   | 139 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 266 Mbits/sec   | 140 Mbits/sec  
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 350 Mbits/sec   | 119 Mbits/sec  

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 717 Mbits/sec   | 668 Mbits/sec  
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 710 Mbits/sec   | 570 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 724 Mbits/sec   | 462 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | 112 Mbits/sec   | 322 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 419 Mbits/sec   | 191 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 293 Mbits/sec   | 147 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 5085                          
Multi Core      | 10388                         
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/16479409

Geekbench 5 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 993                           
Multi Core      | 2398                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/12548246


Results from benchmark run in January 2022

$ wget -qO- yabs.sh | bash -s -- -4
Sun Jan  2 18:03:33 UTC 2022

Basic System Information:
---------------------------------
Processor  : AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
CPU cores  : 3 @ 2800.000 MHz
AES-NI     : ✔ Enabled
VM-x/AMD-V : ✔ Enabled
RAM        : 5.8 GiB
Swap       : 1.9 GiB
Disk       : 78.6 GiB

fio Disk Speed Tests (Mixed R/W 50/50):
---------------------------------
Block Size | 4k            (IOPS) | 64k           (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 147.55 MB/s  (36.8k) | 339.93 MB/s   (5.3k)
Write      | 147.94 MB/s  (36.9k) | 341.72 MB/s   (5.3k)
Total      | 295.49 MB/s  (73.8k) | 681.66 MB/s  (10.6k)
           |                      |                     
Block Size | 512k          (IOPS) | 1m            (IOPS)
  ------   | ---            ----  | ----           ---- 
Read       | 357.70 MB/s    (698) | 543.24 MB/s    (530)
Write      | 376.71 MB/s    (735) | 579.42 MB/s    (565)
Total      | 734.42 MB/s   (1.4k) | 1.12 GB/s     (1.0k)

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv4):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 643 Mbits/sec   | 88.1 Mbits/sec 
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 427 Mbits/sec   | 372 Mbits/sec  
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 607 Mbits/sec   | 806 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | 303 Mbits/sec   | 197 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 447 Mbits/sec   | 334 Mbits/sec  
Velocity Online | Tallahassee, FL, US (10G) | 345 Mbits/sec   | 181 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 275 Mbits/sec   | 142 Mbits/sec  
Iveloz Telecom  | Sao Paulo, BR (2G)        | 189 Mbits/sec   | 90.4 Mbits/sec 

iperf3 Network Speed Tests (IPv6):
---------------------------------
Provider        | Location (Link)           | Send Speed      | Recv Speed     
                |                           |                 |                
Clouvider       | London, UK (10G)          | 430 Mbits/sec   | 50.9 Mbits/sec 
Online.net      | Paris, FR (10G)           | 541 Mbits/sec   | 56.3 Mbits/sec 
WorldStream     | The Netherlands (10G)     | 361 Mbits/sec   | 255 Mbits/sec  
WebHorizon      | Singapore (400M)          | 235 Mbits/sec   | 48.2 Mbits/sec 
Clouvider       | NYC, NY, US (10G)         | 290 Mbits/sec   | 360 Mbits/sec  
Clouvider       | Los Angeles, CA, US (10G) | 368 Mbits/sec   | 197 Mbits/sec  

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
---------------------------------
Test            | Value                         
                |                               
Single Core     | 3324                          
Multi Core      | 7221                          
Full Test       | https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/16454442

This post is a part of the series of Benchmarks and reviews I have done for multiple providers and Virtual Private Servers.
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This post was updated on 2022-03-06
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